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Wake football to play nine bowl teams

Wake head football coach Jim Grobe is excited about next football season.
Wake head football coach Jim Grobe is excited about next football season.File photo

Earlier this week, Wake Forest University and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the ACC football schedule for the 2011 season.

The Deacons have seven home games scheduled, starting with the first ACC game of the year against NC State on Sept. 10. The Deacons will play nine teams that went to bowl games following the 2010 season including six bowl champions. Wake Forest's opponents combined to go 85-70 during the 2010 season.

"We're excited about this year's football schedule which includes nine bowl teams from last season," said head coach Jim Grobe. "The ACC schedule is outstanding and we face a very demanding non-conference slate. Our fans will be treated to some of the best teams in the country this fall at BB&T field."

Wake will start the 2011 season at Syracuse on Sept. 3. Syracuse went 8-5 last year and defeated Kansas State in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl played at Yankee Stadium. Wake will play the first of its seven home games on Sept. 10 against NC State. The Wolfpack went 9-5 last year and defeated West Virginia in the Champs Sports Bowl. The Deacs will host Football Championship Subdivision member Gardner-Webb on Sept. 17 at BB&T Field.

After an open date on Sept. 24, the Deacons begin a stretch of three straight games against 2010 bowl teams. Wake will travel to Boston College on Oct. 1 before returning home to face Florida State on Oct. 8 and Virginia Tech on Oct. 15.

The Deacons will visit Duke on Oct. 22 and North Carolina on Oct. 29. The Deacons will play three of their four November games at BB&T Field.

Wake will host Notre Dame on Nov. 5. Then, travel to Clemson on Nov. 12, the Deacons will entertain Maryland on Nov. 19 and Vanderbilt on Nov. 26.

Game times have not yet been determined and will be released at a later date. For ticket information, call the Wake Forest Ticket Office at 888-758-DEAC (3322).

2011 Wake Forest Football Schedule

Sept. 3 at Syracuse TBA

Sept. 10 NC STATE* TBA

Sept. 17 GARDNER-WEBB TBA

Sept. 24 OPEN

Oct. 1 at Boston College * TBA

Oct. 8 FLORIDA STATE * TBA

Oct. 15 VIRGINIA TECH* TBA

Oct. 22 at Duke* TBA

Oct. 29 at North Carolina* TBA

Nov. 5 NOTRE DAME TBA

Nov. 12 at Clemson * TBA

Nov. 19 MARYLAND* TBA

Nov. 26 VANDERBILT TBA

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